New places to eat and drink


Reading has a vibrant dining out scene and night-time economy. From a gluten-free cafe, to the best Argentinean steaks or elegant hotel dining, there have been lots of new additions in the last 12 months. Here are a few of the highlights:-

The Real Greek

Riverside Level, @ The Oracle, Reading RG1 2AG. A new addition to riverside dining opened summer 2017.

Franco Manca

Riverside Level, @ The Oracle, Reading RG1 2AG.  Sourdough pizza specialist opened summer 2017. 


9-11 Kings Walk, The Village, King Street, Reading, RG1 2HG. South Korean cuisine in the heart of Reading.

The Botanist

1-5 King Street, Reading RG1 2HB.  New bar, restaurant and live music venue.


26 Cross Street, Reading, RG1 1SN. A gluten free café in the heart of Reading town centre


The Oracle, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2AQ. An Argentinian meat feast with outside dining


31 Queen Victoria Street, READING, RG1 1SY. The healthy Japanese inspired food chain have opened in Reading’s Broad Street with both takeaway and eat in option

Mal Brasserie

Malmaison Hotel, 18-20 Station Rd, Reading RG1 1JX. Following a refurbishment, the Mal has opened in the former railway hotel.

TGI Friday’s

The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG. A new location on the Oracle Riverside for one of the UK’s favourite chains.

CHOW Friday street food market

Market Place, Reading, RG1. Up to 20 stalls serving street food from around the world every Friday in Market Place

The Tasting House

30a Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX. Wine and charcuterie. Buy a bottle of your favourite tipple to take home or sit in with a glass and nibbles.

Bakery House

82 London St, Reading, RG1 4SJ. Lebanese fare straight off the grill. Good for meat lovers and vegetarians.

5 Guys

The Oracle Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG. The famous burger chain can be found in The Oracle.


St Marys Church House, Chain St, Reading, RG1 2HX. Been around for a few years now but still one of the nicest places to sit outside for lunch.